Apollo Crews’ time as Intercontinental Champion was filled with heel tactics and relying on Commander Azeez to help him retain that title. His championship reign ended tonight as Shinsuke Nakamura pulled down the championship in decisive fashion.

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This Intercontinental Title match wasn’t without a bit of shenanigans. Both Rick Boogs and Commander Azeez were kicked out of the ringside area and they were forced to return to the back. This left the two competitors in the ring to has things out by themselves.

In the end, Shinsuke Nakamura nailed a Kinshasa and he pinned Crews for a three count. All Nakamura had to do at that point was celebrate. Now King Nakamura is also the Intercontinental Champion. It’s good to be the king.

This marks Nakamura’s second reign as WWE Intercontinental Champion. He previously held that title for 201 days in 2019 which he eventually lost to Braun Strowman.

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